& Ancient Sunrise Monthly
August-September 2020

Catherine's Curiosities - Articles on henna and hair by Catherine Cartwright-Jones, PhD

The Evolution and Migration of Henna into Cultural Practices: Mesopotamian and Levantine Henna
The henna plant's range spread northward as the climate warmed after 6,000 BCE. The use of henna as a cover for gray hair, as a ceremonial/festive decoration for a young woman's hands, and whether or how it was integrated into early Judaism, pre-monotheistic Arabic and Persian traditions and medicine.
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Tips and Techniques

Using Ancient Sunrise Amla on the skin
Amla is an effective natural skin cleanser and exfoliant. This video shows how to use it.
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From our blogs

Can Rainwash dye release henna and cassia?
Working in customer service, we frequently hear “What happens if I use the Rainwash to dye release my henna?” and “I accidentally used Rainwash instead of my fruit acid to dye release my henna; will it still work?” Well, we’re going to do a small set of tests because we want to find out will Rainwash effectively dye release henna and cassia?
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Mehron with my Daughter
Do you hear that? It’s the sound of bright pastel colors! I had drawn a cute design of a chick popping out of a decorated egg. My daughter saw my design and thought it was so cool; she wanted it on her face.
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